iRobot stock up 39% on report Amazon deal set to get EU approval

iRobot’s Roomba. Source: iRobot Shares of iRobot, the maker of Roomba vacuums, closed up about 39% Friday after a report said the European Union is set to approve Amazon’s $1.7 billion acquisition of the company. Reuters said Thursday morning the deal is set to “win unconditional EU antitrust approval,” citing three sources familiar with the … Read more

X, Snap and Discord subpoenaed by lawmakers about child exploitation

Linda Yaccarino, CEO, X/Twitter speaks onstage during Vox Media’s 2023 Code Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on September 27, 2023 in Dana Point, California.  Jerod Harris | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Lawmakers said Monday that they have issued subpoenas to the CEOs of X, Snap and Discord to compel the executives to … Read more

OpenAI executive shakeup raises concerns about future of AI

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S. November 16, 2023. Carlos Barria | Reuters A wide swath of Silicon Valley has hitched its hopes and fortunes over the past few years to the kind of generative artificial intelligence technologies that OpenAI helped popularize. Many … Read more

Apple, Disney pause advertising on X

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on following a conversation on mental health, during a spousal program on the last day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week at Apple Park in San Francisco, California, on November 17, 2023. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Apple and Disney have paused online advertising campaigns on … Read more

IBM stops advertising on X after report says ads ran by Nazi content

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., during a fireside discussion on artificial intelligence risks with Rishi Sunak, UK prime minister, not pictured, in London, UK, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. Sunak convened this week’s AI summit in an effort to position the UK at the forefront of global efforts to stave off the … Read more

Oppo’s ColorOS 14 Goes Global: Here’s What To Expect From the New Mobile OS

Oppo announced on Thursday the global rollout of its latest mobile operating system.  ColorOS 14, which is based on Android 14, is set to make its way to the company’s phones around the world arriving first on flagship phones such as the Find N2 Flip and eventually to budget-friendly offerings like the Reno 10. The … Read more

Netflix says the cloud will let it expand beyond mobile games

As Netflix’s foray into cloud gaming expands, so, too, will the kinds of games the company offers. “We feel like there is a real big opportunity with cloud to create a certain type of game experience that really is tailored to Netflix on TV,” says Leanne Loombe, Netflix’s head of external games. Netflix’s cloud gaming … Read more

Nvidia unveils H200, its newest high-end chip for training AI models

Jensen Huang, president of Nvidia, holding the Grace hopper superchip CPU used for generative AI at the Supermicro keynote presentation during Computex 2023. Walid Berrazeg | Lightrocket | Getty Images Nvidia on Monday unveiled the H200, a graphics processing unit designed for training and deploying the kinds of artificial intelligence models that are powering the … Read more

Former Apple designers at Humane launch hands-free AI-powered pin

Humane, a five-year-old artificial intelligence startup founded by former Apple designers Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, announced its first product on Thursday — a $699 pin you wear on your lapel. The Humane AI Pin is designed to replace your smartphone, allowing the user to make calls, send texts and look up information through voice … Read more